Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesn’t matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever.
You want science and studies? Fuck you, I’ve got scars and blood and vomit.
This is a call to arms for some of you. It is for me too. Stop all the things that make you a pussy and steal your energy. Get your life back.” – Jim Wendler
Whatever happened to the people on this planet?
It seems like these days fewer and fewer of us have the desire and willpower to go out and achieve something worthy in our lives, be it something related to our own financial status, health or social relationships.
We settle for mediocrity in every aspect, taking what we can get out of life and not what we truly WANT.Continue Reading
Yesterday was squat day. With lotsa volume. My legs haven’t felt as sore as they did this morning in ages.
This playlist of top training songs for the gym was created so that it will help you power through those last grueling reps that will make the difference in either hitting or missing your goals.
And if you believe Katy Perry is excellent stuff to be training to, don’t ask yourself or anyone else if you’ve got good taste in music. This is retarded. The answer is no BTW, if you did want to ask.
Because somebody out there is still gonna send me an e-mail inquiring about what constitutes great training music, here’s a quick and simple rundown for ya…
Cher? Hell no.
Lady Gaga? Puh-leez.
Maroon 5? Get outta here!
Metallica? Can’t go wrong with ‘em.
Iron Maiden? Now we’re talking.
Children of Bodom? Win!Continue Reading
Last Monday as we had our weekly Q&A session over on SpinFM’s Sini & Tinni afternoon radio show, I was asked what the three biggest beginner mistakes in training would be.
It can all be summed up with the lack of 3 C’s:
- clearly defined goals
This got me thinking about the intermediate/more advanced guys and where they often go wrong.
While newbies generally need to stay true to a well laid-out plan for at least 12 months so they don’t fall off the wagon and go back to their old habits of skipping sessions and “winging it” in the weight room, things can get a bit trickier once you have a few years of solid training under your belt.
At that point training already is considered a part of your lifestyle as much as brushing your teeth is… and if you’ve been doing things right you should be lifting some decent numbers by now… not necessarily big weights compared to competitive powerlifters but heavy enough to be outlifting bigger guys who have been training longer than you have (but probably not as smartly).Continue Reading
Today we’re gonna go ahead and crack the list of top 10 songs that will make you stronger in the gym.
10. Blood Stain Child – Final Sky
What a badass name for a band… and the song kicks ass too!!
Every now and then you come across some gems that you end up replaying 16 times in a row.
This playlist is a direct counter-attack against the wishy-washy stuff nobody but grandma’s yoga class wants to hear that they play at the big box gyms.
Don’t be a pussy. Train like a man. Listen to hard rock that makes you go balls to the wall and reap the rewards.
Today we’ll go through placings 11-15 on our list of TOP 20 Training Songs for the Gym…
Many people overlook the importance of good training music and the effect that it can have on your performance. If you ever have tried maxing out on your deadlift listening to the type of shitty music they play at a regular public gym, you’ll know what difference good music can make on your lifts.
Don’t believe it? Next time you are going for a chin up contest with your buddy, do it to the tune of Britney Spears or when Usher is delicately humming in your ear how he wants to make love to you in a club…
Then blast out some Disturbed, In Flames or Iron Maiden and tell me music has no effect.
Most gyms have crappy playlists. Some even play radio stations like NRJ or Radio Nova, which is a sin! We’re living in a day and age where having to listen to any kind of talk or commercials while training is pathetic behavior on behalf of the gym. With a wide variety of different internet radio channels, creating a playlist designed specifically for training – including rock, metal, old school hip hop – is easy for even a total computer dunce.
Knowing that there rarely is a gym which plays the kind of music that fires you up, your best bet is to always have your own mp3 player with you. Load it up with some hardcore training songs and continue lifting heavy.
Here is my current TOP 20 playlist of kickass training songs that I wanted to share with you…
Do you know why you train? What makes you go to the gym? How come you drag your ass in there week after week?
Because you feel like you have to?
In order to get a nice “pump”?
For being able to proudly tell all your friends that you lead an “active” lifestyle? Whatever that might mean…
If you answered anything else besides “progress”, you answered wrong.
Your objective should always be to set new PR’s.